Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2010 Oct;8(10):968-73.

[Chinese herbal medicine Jianpi Jiedu Formula down-regulates the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in human gastric cell line MKN45 induced by Helicobacter pylori by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-2].

[Article in Chinese]

Author information

  • 1Department of Oncology, Putuo Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200062, China.



To investigate the effects of Jianpi Jiedu Formula (JPJDF), a compound Chinese herbal medicine, on vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression induced by Helicobacter pylori (Hp) in human gastric cancer cells, and to explore the possible mechanism.


Human gastric MKN45 cancer cells were infected with standard Hp NCTC11637 by coculture, and the cells were divided into 7 groups: normal control group, Hp group, NS398 inhibitor group, blank serum group, and 5%, 10% and 20% JPJDF groups. The expressions of VEGF and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) mRNAs in human gastric cancer cells infected by Hp were evaluated by real-time fluorogenic quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR). After inhibiting the expression of COX-2 with COX-2 specific inhibitor NS398 (50 ╬╝mol/L), VEGF mRNA expression induced by Hp in human gastric cancer MKN45 cells was evaluated by real-time fluorogenic quantitative PCR.


Real-time fluorogenic quantitative PCR results showed that COX-2 mRNA expression increased significantly after MKN45 cells were infected with Hp for 6 h (P<0.01), and VEGF mRNA expression also increased significantly after MKN45 cells were infected with Hp for 12 h as compared with the normal control group (P<0.01). After inhibiting COX-2 expression with COX-2 specific inhibitor NS398, Hp-induced VEGF mRNA expression significantly reduced (P<0.01). 5%, 10% and 20% JPJDF-containing sera all down-regulated VEGF and COX-2 mRNA expressions induced by Hp in a dose-dependent manner as compared with the Hp infection group.


Hp could induce the expressions of COX-2 and VEGF in human gastric cancer cells, and JPJDF down-regulates Hp-induced expression of VEGF by inhibiting COX-2, which might be one of the important mechanisms of its prevention and treatment of gastric cancer.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Shanghai Association of Integrative Medicine;Shanghai Changhai Hospital,China
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk